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The Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue Appoints
Vincent J. Alberici as Executive Chef


PHILADELPHIA, Penn., February 11, 2005 -  The Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue, an upscale 209-room hotel with 35,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, today announced the hiring of Vincent J. Alberici as Executive Chef. Chef Alberici will also oversee Delmonico's Steak House, the hotel's fine dining restaurant. 

Chef Alberici brings more than 25 years of culinary expertise to the food service operations of the hospitality industry, and received his degree from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York. Most recently, Chef Alberici was the Executive Chef of the The Marker, a four-diamond restaurant at another hotel in Philadelphia. Chef Alberici also spent seven years as Executive Chef of the world-renowned Bellevue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, a four-star/five- diamond property.

"We are very pleased to have Chef Alberici join our culinary team. I have been aggressively pursuing his talents for many years," said Howard J. Wurzak, President & CEO of the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue. "I feel that Chef Alberici will greatly enhance all aspects of our food and beverage operation and truly take us to another level."

Twice within the past four years, Chef Alberici was selected by the James Beard Foundation to participate in The Best Hotel Chefs of America dinner series. As a member of the Delaware Valley Chef's Association, a nationwide organization of certified culinary professionals, Chef Alberici has received the Culinarian of the Year award (1987) and the Chef of the Year award (1988). In 1989, Chef Alberici was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs; which is the Honor Society of the American Culinary Federation.

Chef Alberici is a certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation, Maitre Grillardin in the Chaine Des Rotisseurs Organization, and a director in the Caterina De Medici Gastronomic Society. In 1997, he was inducted into the Les Amis D' Escoffier Society of Chicago. Chef Alberici is a member of The Honorable Order of the Golden Toque, the Premier International Chefs Honor Society.

The Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue is independently and owned operated through an agreement with Hilton Hotels Corporation.



Jaret M. Lyons
Director of Sales & Marketing
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
(215) 879-3399
Also See: A Homewood Suites Being Built to Structurally Attach to the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue / April 2004
Closing of Two Hotels Help Philadelphia Center City Hotels Record 66% Occupancy in 2003, Matching 2002 Occupancy / February 2004

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